“Game On!” for Alienware Steam Machine Pre-Orders

It wasn’t too long ago that this labor of love began; Alienware and Valve started collaboration on an easy, open and simple way to play PC games in any room. The goal: take Alienware design innovation, performance, reliability – and then marry it with one of the most immense game libraries and gamer communities on the planet.

This past June 4th, for a limited time, customers had an exclusive opportunity to pre-order an Alienware Steam Machine from GameStop. Up until now only a select few inside the halls of Alienware and Valve had the chance to experience the Alienware Steam Machine in all its glory – now it’s exciting to finally share that experience with our community of gamers!  Tomorrow, those early access pre-orders will be shipping to customers weeks before the official launch on November 10.

If you didn’t pre-order with GameStop – it’s all good – I’ve got you.  Fortunately, we’ve created another pre-order opportunity to receive your system before November 10 by simply visiting the Alienware Steam Machine page. For this pre-order we’re offering the upgraded Intel Core i5 ($649) and the Intel Core i7 ($749) configurations and supplies are limited so click the link and get’m while you can.

When you purchase your Alienware Steam Machine you get 3 full games: PAYDAY 2 2015 Game of the Year Edition (available for SteamOS in early 2016), Screencheat and Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball. Additionally customers will get some awesome DLC for free to play games Brawlhalla and Warthunder including a branded skin and 200 Mammoth Coins (Brawlhalla) and an M18 Black Cat Tank and XP-38G Lighting plane (War Thunder). We are also including an Alienware exclusive demo of the game Coffin Dodgers. All in all it’s around $200 of added value and a great way to kick off your Steam Machine experience!

Alienware and Valve Software are both coming up on their 20th anniversaries and we’ve been testing boundaries from the start – what better partner to have when pioneering a new space for PC gaming? Together we envisioned a gaming system that combines the ease of a console with the freedom of a PC. With an incredibly small footprint, the Alienware Steam Machine offers the best balance between size, performance and aesthetics to bring the largest online gaming platform to the TV in virtually any room. We think it’s an incredible new and awesome evolution for gamerkind – but you can be the judge of that.

Steam Machine takes full advantage of the innovative gaming ecosystem coming to market from Valve Software; it provides an alternative to the traditional Windows environment with mouse and keyboard by delivering an easy, controller-based onscreen navigation for gaming and other media.  With support for up to four controllers, the Alienware Steam Machine is ideal for local co-op gaming, playing locally, online, or even streaming from your Windows Steam account. Tap into more than 1500 games (and counting) on the big screen TV! With faster boot and resume times with SteamOS, the performance is what you expect from Alienware: robust PC-class horsepower, great game detail, more game options, higher settings and a flawless system design.

Beginning on launch day, the Intel Core i3 configuration ($449) will join the Alienware Steam Machine lineup, plus we’ll offer additional configuration options for gamers looking for even more performance or storage capacity. Our base configuration offers Intel Core processors, a NVIDIA GeForce GPU GTX 2GB GDDR5, 4GB of memory, and a 500 GB HDD (7200RPM). Upgrades include more memory, larger/faster hard drives, faster CPUs including Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, and better wireless options.

We’ve been looking forward to launch day since that first meeting with Valve.  We are thrilled to finally unleash a new way to game on November 10 – and for those who chose to pre-order, a few weeks sooner.

GAME ON!

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About the Author: Frank Azor

Frank Azor, an Alienware co-founder, now oversees XPS, Dell’s premium consumer brand and Dell gaming, which includes Alienware and Inspiron Gaming. Celebrating 20 years as the leader in PC gaming systems, Alienware sets the standard for premium gaming PCs and innovation, and Inspiron Gaming provides high performance gaming systems at an affordable cost that give gamers a competitive advantage at every level of play. Under his leadership, Dell’s XPS brand has risen to the top in innovation, design and performance, while becoming the most-award winning product-line in Dell history. Frank joined Alienware as a quality engineer and later held executive roles in sales and marketing before creating the Alienware Product Group organization in 2003-after helping to pioneer the industry’s first high-performance gaming notebook, the Area-51M. Later that year, he was credited with the successful launch of Alienware’s first self-designed desktop case (Predator) which immediately made industry headlines and has defined the look of Alienware’s products ever since. Prior to Dell’s acquisition of Alienware in 2006, Frank held the positions of Senior Vice-President of Product Group and Marketing and Executive Vice-President managing the global executive leadership team and reporting directly to the President and CEO. Shortly after helping lead Alienware’s successful integration into Dell, Frank assumed the role of worldwide general manager for the Alienware business unit. Under Frank’s leadership, Alienware’s brand has become the worldwide leader in its industry and has earned hundreds of awards for its products including multiple best of CES product awards. As of 2017, Frank holds 16 patents granted under his name and has been named a milestone inventor by Dell. In 2014, Frank’s role was expanded to include global responsibility for Dell’s XPS business unit, one of the company’s most innovative and valued brands. Since assuming responsibility for the XPS business unit for Dell, Frank instituted a new product and business strategy that led to the successful introduction of the highly acclaimed XPS 13 notebook which has won more than 300 awards since its introduction at CES 2015 and has been deemed the best notebook on the market from numerous outlets including Forbes, Wall Street Journal and CNET. On top of the product accomplishments, Frank’s leadership has reinstated rapid growth for Dell’s XPS business. In 2017, Frank assumed responsibility for launching and managing Dell’s Inspiron Gaming line of powerful yet budget friendly gaming PCs. Inspiron Gaming systems have quickly become a favorite among players and reviewers desiring top graphics performance under $1000 USD. The systems have received many awards including a Computex d&i Gold winner and several Best Gaming PCs of CES awards. Frank sits on the advisory board for Miami Dade College’s MAGIC program where he has led the creation of a Dell-backed scholarship fund to help both high school and college students learn skills and earn degrees in computer graphics design, animation and game development. Frank has also served as a volunteer judge for the FIRST robotics south Florida regional competition since 2013 (www.usfirst.org) an organization founded by Dean Kamen that has provided students with more than $50 million in college scholarships in 2017 alone. Frank lives in Palmetto Bay, FL USA near Alienware’s headquarters with his wife, their 2 sons and their pet dachshund. Frank is currently playing Overwatch with his oldest son who is also an avid Minecraft player. Frank’s most anticipated games for 2017 exist in Virtual Reality where Frank has been immersed for years – and of course – powered by award-winning VR-ready PCs from Alienware and XPS.